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Holy Original Cast, Batman!
Adam West, Burt Ward & Julie Newmar provide voices of Batman, Robin, Catwoman, for all-new animated adventure in Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s BATMAN: RETURN of the CAPED CRUSADERS
Full-length film arrives November 1, 2016 ON BLu-Ray TM combo pack, DVD & DIGITAL HD
Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment take Batman fans on a journey into the iconic past with the full-length animated Batman feature film – Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. The film features the vocal performances of Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman). Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available November 1, 2016 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP). Order due date is September 27, 2016.
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available to own on Digital HD starting October 11, 2016.
It’s back to the 1960s as Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by a quartet of Batman’s most fiendish foes – Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman. The four Super-Villains have combined their wicked talents to hatch a plot so nefarious that the Dynamic Duo will need to go to outer space (and back) to foil their arch enemies and restore order in Gotham City. It’s a truly fantastic adventure that will pit good against evil, good against good, evil against evil … and feature two words that exponentially raise the stakes for both sides: Replicator Ray. Holy Multiplication Tables!
Adam West steps behind the microphone to bring Batman to fully animated fruition. Burt Ward joins the fun as Batman’s sidekick, Robin, giving The Boy Wonder his voice in animated form. And Julie Newmar, star of stage (Tony Award winner for The Marriage-Go-Round) and screen (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), dons her feline ears to bring Catwoman to life.
Rick Morales (LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash) directs from a script by Michael Jelenic (Teen Titans Go!) and James Tucker (Justice League vs. Teen Titans). Tucker and Jelenic also serve as Supervising Producer and Producer, respectively, on the film. Sam Register is Executive Producer. Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are Executive Producers.
“Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is an excellent addition to the ever-growing canon of Batman entertainment, offering a fun, playful animated version of the character’s adventures,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to initiate a series of animated movies – under the new ‘DC Classics Collection’ brand – and honored to have Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar give life to these iconic characters.”
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Blu-ray™ Enhanced Content includes:
- “Those Dastardly Desperados” featurette – Joker, Catwoman, Penguin and Riddler are impossible not to watch! Those Dastardly Desperados explores how these fiends became more than just antagonists in a Batman story; they became icons in American pop culture.
- “A Classic Cadre of Voices” featurette – A new talented cast of actors join Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar in Batman: Return of The Caped Crusaders. Go behind the scenes and witness the vocal techniques and timing needed to deliver a classic Bat-Comedy!
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available to viewers for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. Starting October 11, 2016, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
Main Street Art Corner Salutes Hocus Pocus for Halloween
Do you have plans for Halloween yet? This new print was made just for their friends at the Sanderson Witch Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Maybe you should stop by–just don’t light the black flame candle! Inspired by the Disney 1993 film Hocus Pocus, this enchanting print is only available as a limited release through October for Halloween. Arrives with a Main Street Art Corner Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.
New And Exhilarating Additions In Store For
Knott’s Soak City Water Park In 2017
Knott’s Berry Farm announces an exciting expansion, renovations and new additions coming to Knott’s Soak City Water Park next summer.
Orange County’s largest water park will debut two water slide towers featuring exhilarating attractions geared for families and thrill seekers. Shore Break will tower over seven stories and offer six different thrilling water slide experiences. Four of the slides on the 60-foot tall tower will start with guests climbing inside an Aqua-Launch chamber where they will wait anxiously for the floor to drop out from underneath their feet, sending them into a high-speed, almost vertical free fall through a series of flat loops and S-curves in a translucent flume. Shore Break will also feature dueling tube slides that will zip riders through an enchanting series of drops and turns. The height requirements for Shore Break slides are 48 inches.The Wedge slide tower will take the location of the current Pacific Spin and will be an open air family raft ride. Up to six guests at a time will descend down navigating twists and turns and surprise drops. Height requirement for The Wedge is 48 inches or 40 inches when accompanied by a supervising companion. Guests will be able to experience both water slide towers when Knott’s Soak City Water Park opens for the summer season in May 2017.
The expansion project will also include updated shaded seating areas, cabanas and a remodeled Longboard’s Grill to the water park.
Construction is set to begin on September 12 and a grand-reopening is scheduled for summer 2017.
A 2017 Knott’s Gold Season Pass is the best way to experience all of the new additions coming to Knott’s Soak City Water Park next year. 2017 Gold Season Passes include one free admission during the 2016 season to Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City Water Park, unlimited visits in 2017 to both parks with no blackout dates, discounts on select food and merchandise, and access to exciting year-round seasonal events. 2017 Season Passes will be available beginning August 26 at the best offer of the year for a limited time on knotts.com or soakcityoc.com.
Disney Movies Anywhere Adds Its First Multichannel Video Programming Distributor, Fios by Verizon, to its
Ever-Expanding Digital Footprint.
Fios by Verizon Is Joining Disney Movies Anywhere on August 23, Coinciding with the Digital In-Home Release of the Groundbreaking Live-Action Adventure “The Jungle Book”
All Newly Connected Accounts Will Receive A Limited, Free Movie Offer of Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.”
Continuing efforts to provide more ways to buy and watch your favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies at home or on the go, Disney Movies Anywhere today announces the addition of Fios by Verizon, the first multichannel video programming distributor to join its cloud-based digital movie service platform.
The launch coincides with the digital release of Disney’s hit film The Jungle Book.
Fios by Verizon customers in the U.S. can immediately, seamlessly connect their digital movie collections across the Disney Movies Anywhere ecosystem and watch them from the living room or a wide array of mobile devices, as well as purchase directly from Fios by Verizon on supported Disney Movies Anywhere platforms.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Fios by Verizon to our Disney Movies Anywhere experience,” said Dan Cohen, Executive Vice President, Pay Television and Digital Disney/ ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution. “This is an invaluable addition as we continue to expand access and connect our customers with their digital movie collections across multiple platforms and devices.”
“Disney Movies Anywhere is the perfect fit for families on the go,” said Tricia Lynch, Executive Director, Content Strategy and Acquisitions for Verizon. “Disney Movies Anywhere will let Fios customers watch all their great Disney movies on their home TVs with Fios on Demand and on their phones or tablets with the Fios Mobile app – anywhere they are. We’re happy to partner with Disney on this ground-breaking innovation for our customers.”
With Disney Movies Anywhere, Fios by Verizon subscribers can enjoy an enriched home entertainment experience with easy access to family-friendly content and watch their interconnected Disney Movies Anywhere library of films through their existing set-top box.
In celebration of this partner launch, for a limited time Disney Movies Anywhere is offering a free digital copy of Disney•Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. to new and existing members who connect an iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV and now Fios by Verizon account to Disney Movies Anywhere. Offer is valid through September 7, 2016.
Elena of Avalor Debuts at The Magic Kingdom
Princess Elena of Avalor was presented as a Disney Princess at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom at Cinderella Castle August 12, and will repeat the performance for a limited time so that plenty of guests get to witness the historic occasion. She greets the crowd with her song “My Time”. She’s a Disney Princess with magic powers!
While Elena’s music makes the new show shimmer and sparkle, so does the new princess’ vibrant royal gown and glittering crown. Rich in color and detail, the gown reflects Elena’s special qualities and cultural origins. The one-of-a-kind gown is made from 14 yards of crimson Avaloran satin, embroidered with more than 900 flowers that represent her kingdom and family. The beautiful crown she wears holds 222 dazzling jewels.
Elena’s debut at Walt Disney World follows the launch of the new animated series, “Elena of Avalor,” which premiered in a simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney Junior on July 22. It ranks as the #1 series telecast among all kid-targeted TV networks in Total Viewers, Kids 2-11 and Adults 18-49, for 2016 to-date.
A brave and adventurous teenager, Princess Elena embodies all the qualities of a classic Disney princess, displaying thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion. She has the heart and mind of a true leader, making her a princess for everyone.
Fans of Princess Elena can find specialty merchandise like her dress, crown, and scepter throughout stores at Walt Disney World Resort. Elena will make her debut at Disneyland Resort at Disney California Adventure this fall.
DREAMWORKS ANIMATION ACQUISITION
Advancing its position in kids and family entertainment, NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA), today announced it has completed its acquisition of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (DWA). The studio will become part of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, which includes Universal Pictures, Fandango, and NBCUniversal Brand Development.
Under terms of the deal valued at approximately $3.8 billion, DWA stockholders are receiving $41 in cash for each share of DWA common stock, and post-closing, DWA shares will no longer be listed on the NASDAQ.
In addition, on September 21, 2016, DWA will redeem all $300 million aggregate principal amount outstanding of its 6.875% Senior Notes due August 15, 2020 at a redemption price of 105.156% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the date of redemption.
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